Effects of Re-careering on Adult Education Term Paper by Kella

Effects of Re-careering on Adult Education
A brief discussion on how universities that offer adult education are responding to changing career trends.
# 153648 | 706 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Aug 09, 2013 in Education (Higher) , Education (Adult Education)

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The paper discusses how the era of the one-career worker is no longer; today we have working adults who may change careers more than once during their lifetime. The paper then looks at how adults' re-careering has presented a great opportunity for universities specializing in adult education, and presents a chance for traditional universities to respond to the changing needs of adult education by offering more flexible programs. The paper specifically notes the the growth of non-traditional universities as well as the expansion of traditional universities into online and night course offerings.

Trends in Adult Education
How Traditional University Education Responds
Innovative Universities Present an Opportunity for Adult Education

From the Paper:

"It is no surprise that seeking additional education can increase career opportunity for adults who are in the workplace. Many traditional universities recognize this need and offer a bevy of graduate programs designed for the working adult looking to grow or change careers. Clemson University in South Carolina is one such university. With over 100 graduate programs, Clemson offers options for the working adult, such as an entirely online Master of Human Resource Development (Pace, 2011). Marymount University offers programs designed for adults that meet online and in person on weekends. Students from the program report the ability to use what they learn in their current careers, and with options in education, human resources, health care, business administration, and human services, students looking to re-career have ample choices (Pace, 2011). Because so many adults are interested in re-careering, traditional universities have been forced to respond by offering programs that meet online or when working adults are able to attend classes. The institutions who recognize and respond to this growing demographic will continue to thrive and remain relevant to changing student needs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • About University of Phoenix. (2012). http://www.phoenix.edu/about_us/about_university_of_phoenix.html
  • Harrison, S. (2007). Walden University: Pioneer of the First Completely Online Master's Degree in Education in the United States. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 51(6), 36-39. doi:10.1007/s11528-007-0092-y
  • Pace, A. (2011).Higher education: Paves the way for new career opportunities. T+D, 65(9), 74.
  • Re-careering gathers pace. (2007). Global Investor, (201), 8.

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